The latest Nikon rumors

This information is from a new source, I have no way to verify the validity of this info:

Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF-S G N VRII

  • Both f/1.8 and f/2 versions prototyped
  • No DC feature – apparently most of the subtlety regarding the feature in the existing can be replicated in post.
  • No word what so ever of a 105mm sibling.
  • Provide a significant step up in sharpness over the existing old design

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF-S G N VRII

  • It has been tested in the field and will be released in the next couple of months. Incidentally the announced Sigma, especially the MTF caused some waves…

Mirrorless Nikon

  • 1″ (25.4mm) sensor (2.7x crop)
  • This will just be a concept announcement at Photokina (if at all!) – you are not getting your hands on one of these till 2011.
  • Be prepared for a pleasant surprise when it comes to the image quality and the form factor!

My comments:

Update: here are the MTF charts for the current (AF) Nikon 85mm f/1.4 (left) and the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 (right):

Update #2: as some of the readers already noted there is a link between the 1″ sensor and 17mm lens image diameter see this table on wikipedia – a type 1″ sensor has a diagonal of 16mm which should fit perfectly in the 17mm lens image diameter.

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